Ban on spam-sender domains from posting to freebsd-questions
mueller6722 at twc.com
Sun Aug 6 02:13:49 UTC 2017
> It does though. Legitimate list messages are blocked when list member's
> MTAs reject spam sent via a freebsd.org list and the Mailman list
> software subsequently suspends the subscription. This can happen to
> anyone subscribed to more than one freebsd.org list.
> Why freebsd.org does not follow standard practice of moderating mail
> from non-members is the question we should be asking. It's not like
> this takes any real effort or like there have not been several
> volunteers. Mailman also allows for moderation of new members. Given
> that spammers and bots can and do subscribe and trojans do parse
> addressbooks it is both unprofessional and reflects poorly on all
> freebsd maintainers that freebsd.org's postmaster / Mainman maintainer
> does not follow this standard practice either. Finally, any MTA not
> using zen.spamhaus, spamassassin, dcc, razor, pyzor et al is not, by
> definition, properly configured.
> Claims that 'it tends to come in bursts, but really isn't that much' or
> 'having a subscriber only policy doesn't necessarily prevent spam' tend
> to indicate the claimant knows little about list moderation or spam
> filter or has a vested interest in UCE.
> Roger Marquis
I recently received notice that one of my messages was moderated, although it subsequently went through since it was legit, clearly not spam.
Reason was I erred in typing my email address when changing from the old address.
Spams on FreeBSD lists are not limited to freebsd-questions.
I have seen spams on freebsd-ports, freebsd-hardware, and others.
NetBSD lists also get spam, including phishing.
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